ASP Drambi Vandi, the alleged killer of Lagos lawyer Omobolanle Raheem, has been arraigned at a Yaba Magistrate Court and remanded in Ikoyi Correctional Centre.

CITY LAWYER recalls that Vandi allegedly shot and killed Raheem on Christmas Day while returning from Christmas church service and outing with her family.

CITY LAWYER had in an exclusive report quoted a former Director in the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Nevkaa Richard Chenge as linking Vandi to the killing of a Nigeria Customs Service officer at a check-point in the mid-1990s. The Nigeria Police Force is yet to comment on the allegation.

According to a CHANNELS TV report, the Lagos State Attorney-General, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, today filed a one-count charge against Vandi for the murder of Raheem.

The charge reads: “That you ASP Drambi Vandi on the 25th day of December 2022, at Ajah Road, along the Lekki Expressway, Lagos, unlawfully killed one Omobolanle Raheem by shooting the deceased in the chest contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

“With the charge, the Attorney General, who appeared before the Chief Magistrate Court, Yaba, applied for the remand of the defendant pursuant to Section 264 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos, 2015.

“He told Chief Magistrate, Miss Adeola Olatunbosun that the basis for the remand is to allow the police conclude its investigations into the matter.

“The magistrate granted the request to remand the defendant at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre and ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Director of Public Prosecution, Dr. Jide Martins for legal advice.”

The court has adjourned the case to January 30, 2023 to await legal advice.

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